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    The other night, a guy I practice Aikido with...

    The other night, a guy I practice Aikido with asked me about a 'move' he saw, and if it was jujutsu.

    Well, the technique wasn't exactly a technique I have done, but it was close to techniques I...
  2. Thread: USA and Guns

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    Basically, that's correct. For sure there are...

    Basically, that's correct.

    For sure there are some gun nuts, etc. And maybe I live a slightly sheltered life (but I don't think so), but in my experience, the "gun culture" is magnified greatly...
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    Perhaps, and perhaps not. Notice: "The Jan. 29...

    Perhaps, and perhaps not. Notice: "The Jan. 29 incident wasn’t the first time James had seen violence from her husband. Several years ago, he stabbed her in the neck." If police had been called,...
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    "Gun culture" is a media take on this, largely...

    "Gun culture" is a media take on this, largely built by the media.

    I don't own a gun, to my knowledge, no one in my family owns a gun. I have - on occasion - fired a few (oddly, none when I was...
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    You mean:...

    You mean:
    http://www.amazon.com/Budo-Training-Aikido-Morihei-Ueshiba/dp/0870409824
    and
    http://store.aikidojournal.com/morihei-ueshibas-1938-training-manual-a-guide-to-technical-excellence/
    ?...
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    I think this is the quote I was looking for. If...

    I think this is the quote I was looking for. If not, it's close. I saw it a few weeks ago looking at old threads, and thought it contextually applicable to this topic.



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    Did you manage to contact anyone? If not, check...

    Did you manage to contact anyone? If not, check your private messages.
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    Well, there is something very practical about...

    Well, there is something very practical about learning to not freeze, and to move when something is coming at you.
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    Thanks for the many years of service Nathan!

    Thanks for the many years of service Nathan!
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    NO WONDER. That explains a lot.

    NO WONDER. That explains a lot.
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    It seems like I read an article on this, I was...

    It seems like I read an article on this, I was pretty sure it was at toyama-ryu.org in the history of the art, starting with gunto soho, and later evolutions - which I can't recall. That site...
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    I wasn't degrading Aiki-web, or that wasn't my...

    I wasn't degrading Aiki-web, or that wasn't my intention... There is a different 'flavor' in each. For "non-aikido" related topics, I have enjoyed e-Budo, perhaps because I found it first, or...
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    Frankly, when it went off-line, I had assumed it...

    Frankly, when it went off-line, I had assumed it was due to the inactivity.

    Aikiweb still has quite a bit of activity, but I prefer e-Budo.
  14. Igor: I'm curious, what is your interest in Daito...

    Igor: I'm curious, what is your interest in Daito Ryu - as a fan/enthusiast? Is this a cultural pursuit, historic, something else? Is it limited to Takumakai?
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    Thanks very much. You've provided me some good...

    Thanks very much. You've provided me some good suggestions. I'll see what I can add to my library...
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    Thanks, for clarificaiton, I wasnt' intending to...

    Thanks, for clarificaiton, I wasnt' intending to recommend these, rathere list what I have, and solicit input for what I "should have." ie, what I am missing...
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    Must Read books for Budoka

    Good morning:

    It's been quite here for some time. This post might belong in "Budo Book Store," but maybe not since I don't have anything for sale.

    What do you consider "must reads" for the...
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    He's a reserve officer/"reserve chief" if I saw...

    He's a reserve officer/"reserve chief" if I saw this correctly.
    It pretty much looks like he is there for a "ride along" from the few episodes I have watched . . . does he actually get involved? And...
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    It's available on Netflix: Season 2, Episode 7.

    It's available on Netflix: Season 2, Episode 7.
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    That sounds about right. Not being a LEO, I'd...

    That sounds about right. Not being a LEO, I'd like to be a fly on the wall during the conversation between those officers and their supervising/training officer after this video surfaced. This, by...
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    Thanks. I guess I'll just have to get over the...

    Thanks. I guess I'll just have to get over the white cover - which seems prevalent for this type of shinai.
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    FugenDesigns and Fukuru Shinai

    Has anyone done business with these fugindesign.com, or specifically purchased one of these :
    http://fugendesigns.com/Fukuro_Shinai/FS103/FS103.html?

    Aikido24 carries a fukuru shinai, but does...
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    Cool! Indigo will be fine. It's a bit expensive,...

    Cool! Indigo will be fine. It's a bit expensive, but they will probably last longer than cotton so it is probably better...

    Thank you.
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    Sadly my Japanese is severely limited. And I...

    Sadly my Japanese is severely limited. And I have no kanji . . . But thanks anyway.
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    That should have been in Black. I am not sure...

    That should have been in Black. I am not sure how I ended up with blab. I sometimes have trouble with my I Pad.
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